Heuristics for finding a Win2K domain controller ...

Norbert Püschel Pueschel.Norbert at Walzbarren-VAW.ne.uunet.de
Sun May 5 23:50:22 GMT 2002

Steve Langasek schrieb:
> On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 07:50:35AM +0200, Norbert Püschel wrote:
> > WINS is only used for backward compatibility in Win2K. The DCs are found
> > via their
> > DNS entries; they have entries of type SRV in _msdcs.your.domain, where
> > your.domain is
> > your DNS domain _and_ your W2K-domain.
> > Your DNS must support dynamic DNS for this to work. W2Ks DNS-server does
> > this, as does BIND 8/9.
> Is dynamic DNS support absolutely /necessary/?  I.e., will a W2K DC fail


> to provide services correctly if it can't register the DNS name, in the
> same way than an NT PDC can be DoS'ed if there is already a PDC
> registered with the WINS server?  I'm personally not particularly keen
> on the idea of configuring dynDNS support just for AD -- though happily,
> I'm pretty sure I can count on this not being a requirement for Samba
> 3.0.
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer
There is no way you can avoid DDNS if you want to use AD. None.
W2K-Clients use
DNS to find their servers. (You could make static DNS entries, but this
would not be
very admin-friendly...)


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